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Greece, outraged by the agreement between Libya and Turkey, signed on November 27, expels the Libyan ambassador from the country, Reuters reported.

Mohamed Younis AB Menfi had 72 hours to leave the country, Greek FM Nikos Dendias told a news briefing. Dendias called the Turkey-Libyan accord a “blatant violation of international law”.

According to him, the expulsion of the ambassador does not mean that Greece is breaking diplomatic relations with Libya.

Turkey and the internationally recognized government of Libya have signed an agreement defining their borders and a deal to expand security and military cooperation.

Greece called the agreement absurd because it ignored the presence of Crete between the coasts of Turkey and Libya.

Greece and Turkey disagree on some issues, from subsoil rights in the Aegean to ethnically divided Cyprus. Tension is also increasing due to Turkish drilling off the coast of Cyprus.

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